Plan for Sprint #3 – What I’m going to achieve during next 4 weeks!

Sprint #3 has started so it’s time to report my detailed plan also here in the blog. Excitingly this will be the last Sprint of the first 3 month period which means that at the end of this Sprint I should be able to Demo having achieved my first sub-targets on my 365-day challenge!

As last time, I started my planning for Sprint #3 by reviewing the outcome of previous Sprint and my original Sprint Plan & Period targets. Combination of these resulted to a plan for Sprint #3.

Running

My Running related tasks will remain similar as earlier due to the fact that I think it worked well. I will continue running according to slightly updated program (which I will make a separate post here soon). In addition I noticed that creating an updated program for the next sprint could be an official task of it own in each sprint to make sure that I remember to update / upgrade it systematically. This way each version of the program is active 4 weeks at a time and after that I’ll add up the challenge to make to I develop all the way to marathon readiness : ) In addition to these, the last task is the existing one “running 10km in less than 60min” meaning that with that task I complete the final goal of my first period!

Flexibility / Yoga

With yoga, I’ll also continue on quite straight forward bath. After having tackled the Beginner’s poses in the second Sprint, I’ll continue practicing the 3rd level poses (meaning the easier end of the intermediate poses). I have set myself an target that during this Sprint I should be able to perform 18/20 poses. The last two are so challenging that I will give myself more time for them and pre-plan to be finished with them in Sprint #4 – though naturally I also start practicing them in Sprint #3.

Energy / Wellbeing

On wellbeing, I’ll continue working on the two old topics, but with different focus. I’ll continue following-up “drinking enough water” to secure that this new routine wont die when I get back to normal routines a.k.a back to work. In addition I want to write a post related to importance and benefits on drinking enough water in order to remind & motivate myself (and perhaps one of you too) to keep up with it! Main focus in Sprint #3 will then be on improving my diet and securing correct macros. This means I will make sure to take all the theories I have been reading about during previous sprint into action during this Sprint! These two topics will take plenty of time & energy from me, so I’m not picking-up any 3rd item as tempted I might be. That would risk losing my focus from these two and thus not making any progress on any of the area.

After the above considerations, this will be the final plan for my Sprint #3. Wish me luck : )

Sprint #3 Plan

Detailed plan for sprint #2: What’s next on the agenda?

First Sprint is now closed and next one is actually already on-going (started 1st of July) . It means it’s time to report my plan for the second sprint! In the future I will try to do this 1st of each month. This being the last week at work before my summer vacation has messed up my personal schedules quite a lot : )

I started planning the Sprint #2 by reviewing my targets for the whole Period and my original sprint plan. After that I took into account the tasks that were leftovers from Sprint #1 and considered the impact of those, meaning if I should move something from the original Sprint #2 plan for Sprint #3 to keep this Sprint manageable. Last I detailed further the “to be planned later” tasks that weren’t yet clear when doing the original plan (e.g. now when I know which habits I will start tackling, I can also plan the tasks I need to cover).

  • Running related tasks were easy to plan as I “just” need to finish the Cooper’s test which was left over from previous Sprint and start following my new 10km running program  – as easy as that ; )
  • On yoga related tasks I ended-up adding some challenge. In addition to having documentation as a leftover from previous Sprint, I also decided to try out all Intermediate level poses. Beginner’s poses were so basic that I don’t have much left to do with them in Sprint #2 anymore, thus I thought it’s nice to have a peak on the next level poses already now!
  • From my bad habits I decided to first tackle the “Drinking enough water”. This is especially important during summer which made it good first task to cover in this Sprint that is scheduled for July.
  • As a second habit I chose “Balancing Macro’s in my diet”. I thinks this is a foundation on fixing some of the other habits and thus it’s good to focus on it among the first ones. I’m not going to take much actions fixing it during this sprint (as main focus will be the drinking water) but I added myself few preparation / research tasks. These tasks are a bonus compared to my original Sprint #2 plan. I dared to take them in due to the fact that I will be on summer vacation majority of this Sprint which results to having more time to do my own stuff! Thus it will be easy and interesting to read a bit of this topic while relaxing on our summerhouse : )

Based on the above considerations I ended up having the following plan for Sprint #2:

With these tasks I will be then spending my Sprint #2 – in addition to enjoying the summer and my vacation on fullest! …which, by the way, are the main reasons why I didn’t choose the “Sucker obsession” to be on my fix-list for this sprint: I want to enjoy my summer ice-cream without bad conscious ; )